ENNIS, Mont. — More than 200 wild horses rounded up on public lands have been moved from short-term holding facilities to the Spanish Q Ranch near Ennis.
The Montana Standard reportsthe Bureau of Land Management plans to relocate close to 700 geldings to the southwestern Montana ranch by the end of the month.
The approximately 225 wild horses arrived in six separate truckloads beginning on Feb. 27.
The BLM says the horses will be kept on feeding grounds until June when they will be released to larger pastures.
BLM wild horse and burro specialist Lili Thomas says the horses are doing well. The transfer has been in the works since 2009.
The Spanish Q Ranch is the first long-term wild horse holding facility in the state.